GOP Rep. Proposes Concealed Carry Reciprocity For Congress
By Beth Baumann
After yesterday’s tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, one representative has a solution: allowing representatives to conceal carry in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk’s proposal would allow members of Congress to carry in the nation’s capitol if he or she has a CCP/CCL in their home state. As of now, Washington, D.C. does not recognize CCPs or CCLs from other states.
“I think we need to look at some kind of reciprocity for members here [in Washington, D.C.],” Loudermilk told the Washington Examiner. “But also we need to look at security detail. If Scalise hadn’t been on our team, it would have been really bad.”
According to Loudermilk, one of his aides was in a car about 20 yards behind the gunman. The aide would have had a clear shot to take down the gunman but he’s not allowed to carry in D.C., although he has a Georgia Weapons Carry License.
“First of all, if this had happened in Georgia, he wouldn’t have gotten too far. I had a staff member who was in his car, maybe 20 yards behind the shooter… who back in Georgia carries a nine millimeter …Read the Rest
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